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September 18, 2011

More on the Gateway Cross Cup

Filed under: Uncategorized — Roger @ 3:18 pm

Thanks to the folks at Bike World News, we have a better idea who’s going to be racing Wednesday night at the Gateway Cross Cup cyclocross races at Heman Park in University City, Mo.

The big names expected in the 9 p.m. finale, the UCI Men’s race, include:

  • Current U.S. national champion and Olympian Todd Wells (California Giant Berry/Specialized)
  • Former national champion Tim Johnson (Cannondale/
  • Former national champion Jonathan Page (Planet Bike/Blue Bicycles)
  • Former national champion Ryan Trebon (Felt Bicycles)
  • Swiss national champion Christian Heule
  • Former Belgian U23 champion Ben Berden
  • Former Hungarian champion Zoltan Tisza

The women’s UCI race, which begins at 7:50 p.m., includes:

  • Former U.S. National Road Racing champion Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry/Specialized)
  • U.S. Collegiate National Champion Teal Stetson-Lee (California Giant Berry/Specialized)
  • Former Belgian national champion Joyce Vanderbeken
  • St. Louis professional triathlete Sunny Gilbert (Michelob Ultra/Big Shark Racing)

Racing begins at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the cyclocross races, there’s the kids races at 4 p.m. and a 5K run at 4:40 p.m.

To give you a taste of nighttime cyclecross, here’s a photo from CrossVegas, which is working with St. Louis organizers to put on the Gateway Cross Cup:

Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) wins CrossVegas in a tight sprint on Sept. 14. (Photo by Lyne Lamoureux)

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